I am currently very excited to be overhauling my diet, super upping my exercise, and trying to reclaim my body pre-stupid-psych-meds.
After 15 years of medications, surgery, and the like, I have finally found a diet that controls my stomach pain and is taking off the weight. I didn’t want to change my diet, but the pain was making it inevitable–relief came when someone introduced me to the Low FodMap diet. It is a fair amount limiting concerning on what I can eat, but the fact that it no longer hurts my stomach to have the girls hug me is huge–stupendous.
Bonus–the weight I put on while taking some of the psych meds is falling off–currently at the rate of a pound a day.
I have the success of the FodMap diet and some big dreams that continued me on my path of exercising consistently. I am partnering with a friend to do the Beachbody workout PiYo six days a week, with an overall goal of being certified to teach PiYo live a year from now. I continue to love my FitBit and work toward my minimum daily target of 10,000 steps. I got a new model, the Alta, for Mother’s Day and it is taking me a bit to get used to what it credits as a step. The zip counted just about any movement. The Alta is a little more particular.
I love PiYo, but soon I am going to start another workout. T25. It was my birthday present to me. I am very focused on my physical health right now.
And it feels great!
Someone dear to me said the other day, “You’re either totally down and out, no moving, no nothing, or you’re all the exercise, all the activity. Can’t you just be somewhere in the middle?”
That question, to me, was very telling on what it is like to live life with me. There are constant fluctuations–often big fluctuations. I try to tame them, really I do, and I thought I had done a better job than I apparently have. The ups and downs can be intense–rapid, and hard to follow, but I hope for those who are around me, that it is worth the ride!!!Survive til you Thrive!